Personal Divination: Experimental Shorts

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

Director
Alex Wakefield
Country
United States of America
Runtime
2 minutes
Film Synopsis

This is a experimental/abstract short film to show awareness on depression. 

Director
Kevin Pontuti
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2017
Runtime
10 minutes
Film Synopsis

VANITÀ is the third installment in our Poetry of Penance project, which uses magical realism to explore themes related to resilience and self-acceptance. VANITÀ was partly inspired by the historical tradition of Vanitas painting. The film explores topics related to obsessive compulsive behavior, notions of self-image, and destructive behaviors relating to vanity.

8mm

Director
Leonardo Guardianelli
Country
Argentina
Runtime
6 minutes
Film Synopsis

One girl live in dark invisible storms. Her eyes are the door to a memory hiding place, where one unsolved mystery shows on loop.

Director
Anna Weltner
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2018
Runtime
7 minutes
Film Synopsis

In this filmic poem, an autistic woman remembers her father through one of his objects.

Director
Anna Ecco
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
32 minutes
Film Synopsis

An Experimental / Art film

Director
Hannah I Walsh
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2016
Runtime
3 minutes
Film Synopsis

Two distinct personalities are represented by pairs of hands that interact with the ritual objects on the table before them. The channel on the left is a negating personality, who is skeptical to the point of destructiveness, and is bent on sabotaging the other with cruel words and by sticking needles into a doll. The channel on the right is a creative personality, who struggles to remain productive despite the influence of the Other.

Director
Eva Pekarova
Country
Canada
Year completed
2017
Runtime
3 minutes
Film Synopsis

Autumn is approaching and an immigrant family finds their connection to nature lightens the burden of change. This is a short experimental film which explores our intrinsic connection to nature, traditions through time, and the displacement of peoples. Through scenes of an immigrant family living in BC, Canada - the portrait of a deep appreciation for our earth is painted with meditative and provocative shots. These shots are narrated over by the filmmaker in her first language; Slovak.

Director
Lorenzo Gattorna
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2017
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

In memory of Nonno Pierino

Director
Vincent GUILBERT
Country
Japan
Year completed
2019
Runtime
3 minutes
Film Synopsis

Indolence...